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  1. Combo Approach for Smokers Looking to Quit

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests. "The combination appears to be safe,

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  2. CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during her pregnancy, wants people to know how important it is to keep trying to quit the dangerous habit. Her baby was born two months early, and spent weeks in an incubator. "She wasn'

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  3. Day's First Cigarette and Lung Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier smokers light that first cigarette of the day, the more likely they are to develop lung cancer, a new study finds. A research team, led by Dr. Fangyi Gu of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, interviewed more

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  4. E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Online marketing of electronic cigarettes and flavors has soared in recent years, a new study finds. "The number of e-cigarette brands sold on the Internet is large and the variety of flavors staggering," Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu,

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  5. Less Smoking, Sex Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

    By E.J. Mundell and Steve Reinberg HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for parents from a new government report on teen behaviors: The rates of smoking, sex and physical fights among high school students are dropping. The 2013 survey found that the smoki

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  6. Text Messages May Double Smoker's Odds of Quitting

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text messages providing tips, reminders and advice can help smokers quit, according to a new study. Researchers found that this type of cellphone program doubles the chances that a smoker will kick the habit. "Text

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  7. Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study by British researchers suggests that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. The study found that people who wanted to quit smoking were about 60 percent more likely to succeed if they used e-cigarettes co

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  8. E-Cigarette Vapor's Potentially Harmful Particles

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory dise

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  9. Young Adults Think E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Ones

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of young parents are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), while a wide majority of young adults believe e-cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes, according to a new survey. There's a grea

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  10. Electronic Cigarettes: Q&A

    April 25, 2014 -- The big news out of the FDA’s announcement on e-cigarettes is that people under age 18 will no longer be able to buy them. That ban will go into effect 30 days after the rules are approved. But it could take more than 2 years for many of the other rules to go into effect. And while

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